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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-17-2003, 06:28 PM
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Door hinges from the inside?

Has anyone ever attacked the door hinge removal from the inside of the door? The bolts extend through the nuts quite a bit, and it looks like you could get a vise grip or something on the bolt ends to break them loose. I haven't seen that mentioned in the posts on the hinges. I have the ones to the body swapped but for appearance sake I want to install all the same bolts. It looks like this might be easier. What about heating the nut? Would that help break the sealant free? THanks !!!
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Re: Door hinges from the inside?

Heating May help, but it may if to much is used warp the sheet metal, attcking it from inside is an option but if you dont get a good hold on it hte first time , and it doesnt come out youll be trying to pull boogered thread out too. simpilest solution is an impact driver with a #3 phillips head. Just My 02
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Re: Door hinges from the inside?

Yeah that's how I got the body ones out, but a couple in the doors are proving more difficult and too much enthusiasm with the impact driver on those is going to be a problem too. Just wondering if anyone had any experience working from inside.
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Re: Door hinges from the inside?

take a 1/2 drill bit and drill the heads off. Once down the the screw shaft they'll just pop off. Then, because of the friction heat, you can vicegrip the shafts out. Or, you can use a pin torch to heat the screws up. You'll mess up the paint on the screw but you'll get the bolt out without causing damage tot he meatl form all the banging with the impact driver.
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Re: Door hinges from the inside?

best thing I have seen is what Todd D. showed me. He took a dremmil tool and cut a big notch in the screw head then useed a chisel and hammer and tap it around in circles. It works well, you just wouldn't want to re use the screws. (thanks Todd!)
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post #6 of (permalink) Old 08-18-2003, 09:12 AM
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Re: Door hinges from the inside?

Thanks for the input! I know, and at one time or another have used, all the tricks from the outside on different samurais, what I was wondering was if anyone has gone at it from the inside of the door and had any luck.
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